Increase the proportion of adults who get recommended evidence-based preventive health care — AHS‑08

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
5.3 percent (2020)

11.5 percent 1

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

8.5 percent of adults aged 35 years and over received all of the recommended high priority appropriate clinical preventive services in 2015

Increase the proportion of adults who receive appropriate evidence-based clinical preventive services

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Access to preventive health care can prevent both disease and early death. The number of people getting preventive services has increased in recent years, but there are disparities by age and race/ethnicity. Strategies like providing team-based care and reducing copays can help people get recommended preventive care services.

1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.